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Hi experts

I have an ESXI 5.5.2 host that is detecting my fiber card as a fiber channel storage adapter. Is there a way I can use it for networking instead?

I have this guy:

http://accessories.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=332-0004#Overview

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bspagna89
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Unfortunately you cannot use that for networking. It is being presented to VMware as a storage adapter because it's an HBA (host bus adapter). While that card requires the use of fiber, it's only for storage traffic via 8gb, 4gb or 2gb connectivity back to a fibre channel switch.

I am assuming you want to do 10GB network connectivity back to a 10GB switch, like a Cisco Nexus? If you can comment more on what you're trying to do, I'm sure we can assist Smiley Happy.

New blog - https://virtualizeme.org/

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bspagna89
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Unfortunately you cannot use that for networking. It is being presented to VMware as a storage adapter because it's an HBA (host bus adapter). While that card requires the use of fiber, it's only for storage traffic via 8gb, 4gb or 2gb connectivity back to a fibre channel switch.

I am assuming you want to do 10GB network connectivity back to a 10GB switch, like a Cisco Nexus? If you can comment more on what you're trying to do, I'm sure we can assist Smiley Happy.

New blog - https://virtualizeme.org/

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